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DUBAI BUILDING BLAZE Fire engulfs one of world's largest residential towers

FOX News

A fire late Thursday tore through a tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. An eyewitness told Fox News that scores of panicked residents could be seen in their pajamas seated on the pavement watching as flames engulfed the building on the side facing the water. Video showed flames shooting up the 86-story Torch tower in Dubai's popular Marina neighborhood, with debris falling to the ground. Screaming and commotion could be heard in the background. The witness noted that the street was quickly cornered off, and a large amount of law enforcement personnel have since been on the scene.


Investigators to look at electrical system in Oakland fire

Associated Press

A pair of Oakland fire officials walk past the remains of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday. The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday.


WATCH: Dubai's Marina Torch, One Of World's Tallest Residential Buildings, On Fire

International Business Times

A fire broke out at Dubai's Marina Torch, one of the world's highest residential buildings in the world, early Friday morning. The fire was thought to have started at 1 a.m. The skyscraper, also known as Torch Tower, was soon blanketed in fumes and chunks of burning bebris started falling down on the streets below. A statement from the Dubai Media Office said: "The fire at the Torch Tower has been brought under control. Cooling operations are under way.


Fire breaks out at skyscraper in United Arab Emirates

FOX News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A fire raced up a high-rise tower in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman late Monday, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation that is home to the world's tallest building. Images shared on social media showed bright yellow flames spreading up the side of the building as chunks of burning material tumbled to the ground. The Emirati interior minister, Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, rushed to Ajman to help coordinate the response to the blaze, Ajman police said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Ajman is home to many commuters who work in the Gulf commercial hub of Dubai, further to the south.


Flames rip through Dubai residential skyscraper popular with expats

FOX News

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that tore through a tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Authorities said the fire in the 86-story tower, which started Thursday evening local time, was finally extinguished by 4 a.m. Friday, with no injuries reported. An eyewitness told Fox News that scores of panicked residents could be seen in their pajamas seated on the pavement watching as flames engulfed the building on the side facing the water. Many of the tower's residents are European expats.